Redbridge Green Fair 2014

by Redbridge Green Fair Association
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About the project

Goals

Tipping Point £200
Under 5’s activities £500
Under 5’s marquee £1,000
Outreach £1,400
Interactive Workshops £2,000
Rikshaws £3,000
£1,685
tipping point
£30.000
20%
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
12hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
We want to reduce the carbon footprint in Redbridge and to support the Council's aim of reducing it by 30%. We also want to address the 'narrative' that there is not any community spirit any more.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
In response to increasing evidence about global warming we are supporting Redbridge Council's target of a carbon reduction of 30% by 2020 (from a 2005 baseline) for Redbridge-wide emissions and a 40% carbon reduction target by 2020 (from a 2005 baseline) for the Council’s own estate.
What is your solution?
To invite all local, and many national groups, with environmental expertise to come for the day and share their knowledge and passion in an interactive, hands-on way. To provide a venue where we also invite local businesses, that work with the environment or promote environmentally friendly way of life, to benefit from the footfall the Fair attracts.
How will you deliver this?
We will showcase free, low carbon and simple activities for children (and adults) involving readily available natural land and discarded objects with the help of local community artists. We will promote local food, enterprises and trade. Our food is healthy, wonderful, diverse and solely vegetarian to promote lower carbon dietary choices. We will have a wide range of activities and workshops including composting, vegetable growing, a 'food miles' run, recycled bikes for sale, Dr Bikes, eco shopping tips, craft and mending/repairing activities, and a large give and take area..

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    With one click, you can promote the Redbridge Green Fair via Facebook and Twitter.
  • 5 minutes
    Visit our fundraising page on Buzzbnk and make a donation online.
  • 15 minutes
    Encourage someone you know to hold a stall or to contribute their time towards activities, on the day, promoting eco-friendly living.
  • A few hours
    If you would like to volunteer on the day (Sunday, 25th May), register yourself through the Redbridge Green Fair website. http://www.rgf.org.uk/
  • Regular time commitment
    Contact the committee to help organise stalls, with marketing or fundraising.

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About the organisation

Vision and mission

The Redbridge Green fair mission is to raise awareness on environmental and social issues through the arts and community participation. In this project we are partnering with residents in the area in which many of the committee live to organise a low carbon event where most skills and input comes from the Commonwealth estate.

Geographical coverage

Within local community (including local council)

Our track record

We have run 12 large scale green fairs since 1991 (the borough's biggest cross community festival/green event), the Midsummer music fest annually since 2005 and the twice monthly music club, in partnership with Redbridge Music Lounge, for last 5 years.